UNION Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Thu and wife attended a ceremony to mark the birthday of the Japanese Emperor Narunito at No 80, Natmauk Road, Bahan Township in Yangon yesterday.
First the ceremony was commenced with playing of the national anthems of Myanmar and Japan.
Afterwards, the Japanese Ambassador, Mr. Ichiro Maruyama, and Union Minister Dr Aung Thu delivered speeches. The ceremony was followed by a dinner hosted by the Japanese Ambassador.
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and wife, Lt-Gen Min Naung of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) and military officials, ambassadors and diplomats from foreign embassies in Yangon and representatives of the UN agencies also attended the ceremony.
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar